Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Another One

Before this year I had never been to a funeral, memorial service or anything close to it.  When my grandparents passed away, time, travel, event, and/or location never made it possible or necessary for me to attend. 

This year, though, I've been to three.  Three memorial services for three very loved and wanted babies...  babies who were known before their birth to have some sort of malformation that made them "incompatible with life".

First there was our own little Noah Tobias in April.  Then Emma Grace in June.  On Tues the big kids and I went to support the family of Sarah Faith as they said goodbye.  As we released balloons for Sarah (and for Noah), we said a little prayer that seems very appropriate to say for all three of these very loved little ones:

Shalom, Noah, Emma and Sarah
Nothing broken
Nothing wrong

1 comment:

Heather said...

Hi Jenn, I am just now catching up on your blog, and I wanted to say thank you for mentioning this. I love it. Missing Emma a lot tonight. You have been so wonderful and I just wanted to thank you again for coming to Emma's memorial service and for all your encouragement to us.